Items tagged "Latin America"

Travels to Latin America Through Magical Realism

Last week, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown and Business, we held the first session of the new Spanish bookclub Circulo de Lectores, where we discussed Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Chronicle of a Death Foretold (DB 19297) is an excellent title for anyone starting off in the genre of Magical Realism.  Telling the unfolding events throughout the day that led a pair of […]

The Immigrant Experience

I’ve been very fortunate in my life to have been able to meet people from many different walks of life, who think in different ways, and from many different places.  My life has been very enriched by the people that I’ve met, many of whom weren’t born here (although I’ve met lots of awesome neighbors in our country […]

Poet Rubén Darío

Rubén Darío is a Nicaraguan poet and author whose most important work was done in the late 19th century.  He is one of the most influential poets of Latin America and traveled extensively throughout the Americas and Europe.  Darío is thought to be one of the founders of the Spanish/American modernism (modernismo) movement. Darío’s work touches on diverse themes […]

Cine Latino

Recently, media outlet Univision came out with a list of the 50 Best Movies from Latin America. I have some issues with this list, like including the movie The Headless Woman, which I thought was terrible; and they didn’t mention Even the Rain, which is my favorite movie of all time. So here’s my own list of noteworthy Latin American movies that I’ve watched over the past few months.